But it’s finally official … and I want to share.
The ache in my heart has been replaced
and I am head over heels in love!
“The heart wants what it wants.
There’s no logic to these things.
You meet someone and
you fall in love and that’s that.”
~ Woody Allan
We met online. (surprise, surprise, doesn’t everyone these days?)
I was meant to be studying …
I flicked screens and there was his face staring right at me.
A couple of text, some emails and a single phone call was all it took.
It wasn’t planned, but I know it is meant to be.
Why do I love him?
Well, he wears the same colour as my favourite food … ALL the time.
And has the wettess little nose, four little feet could ever own.
He’s my brand new baby boy, and I’d like you all to meet …
I’ve been a dog lover all my life and when my baby boy Jackson passed away last year I knew at some point my heart would heal enough to get another dog. Having owned Kelpies for the past 23 years, and still missing Jackson so much, I knew my heart just couldn’t go there. In my mind, I HAD decided that a little dog might be nice. Like a pug, which could easily curl up beside me on the couch every night and who I could blame for my snoring ….
But when it came time to finally choose, I had to think of the whole family, especially a little boy who desperately wants a dog to love of his own. So knowing I needed child-friendly, loyal and loving, I returned to the breed I had as a child, my very first love, a Labrador.
Baxter won’t end up curled on the couch with me once he’s grown, but if his head rests on my feet each night, that will be a pretty close second.